NYSE:CBS - CBS Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$48.66 +0.42 (+0.87 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 04:33 AM ET)
Previous Close$48.24
Today's Range$48.54 - $49.40
52-Week Range$47.54 - $61.59
Volume5.32 million shs
Average Volume3.67 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.13 billion
P/E Ratio11.61
Dividend Yield1.45%
CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Media. The Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and/or distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical motion pictures; and digital streaming services. The Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events. This segment also operates CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content; and Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs. The Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children's consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products of the company, as well as that of third parties; and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. The Local Media segment owns 29 broadcast television stations; and operates local Websites, including content from the company's television stations. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Television broadcasting stations
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNYSE:CBS
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.76
Current Ratio1.51
Quick Ratio1.05


Trailing P/E Ratio11.61
Forward P/E Ratio9.30
P/E Growth0.66

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.69 billion
Price / Sales1.33
Cash Flow$4.7941 per share
Price / Cash Flow10.15
Book Value$5.16 per share
Price / Book9.43


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.19
Net Income$357 million
Net Margins9.42%
Return on Equity86.51%
Return on Assets9.02%


Outstanding Shares374,290,000
Market Cap$19.13 billion

CBS (NYSE:CBS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBS's stock symbol?

CBS trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CBS."

How often does CBS pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CBS?

CBS announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Tuesday, January 1st. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 10th. View CBS's Dividend History.

How were CBS's earnings last quarter?

CBS Co. (NYSE:CBS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The media conglomerate reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.22 by $0.02. The media conglomerate earned $3.26 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.25 billion. CBS had a net margin of 9.42% and a return on equity of 86.51%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.11 earnings per share. View CBS's Earnings History.

When is CBS's next earnings date?

CBS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for CBS.

What price target have analysts set for CBS?

22 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for CBS's shares. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $90.00. On average, they expect CBS's stock price to reach $66.1375 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 35.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for CBS.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for CBS?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CBS in the last year. There are currently 11 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for CBS.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about CBS stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CBS stock:
  • 1. Imperial Capital analysts commented, "We remain comfortable with the Coach brand’s global +LSD% comp sales growth trajectory. At retail, we note 3 supportive factors: 1) the recent Selena Gomez capsule that spanned across categories (handbags, ready-to-wear; September), 2) global excitement around the new higher-end Dreamer bag ($495; August), and 3) last fiscal year’s Signature re-launch (don’t lap this until 3Q). In outlets, the new Edit bag sits in the ‘best’ classification within the outlet product pyramid and reflects an increasing focus on improving outlet AUR with innovation at the high-end. In terms of KPIs, conversion remains the largest opportunity overall, aided by the filling in of product gaps, particularly in the $300-$500 handbag bucket." (11/5/2018)
  • 2. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We continue to believe CBS represents the best standalone content play remaining on the market and would not be surprised if a bid emerges before the stand-still expires." (11/2/2018)
  • 3. According to Zacks Investment Research, "CBS is benefiting from strong demand for content, rise in retransmission rates and expansion of direct-to-consumer business. Additionally, several strategic deals with Sinclair, AT&T, Nexstar and others have positioned CBS favorably, enabling it to meet retransmission targets much ahead of schedule. Moreover, the company has an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 4.53%. For the third quarter, CBS expects Local Media revenues to increase at a double-digit rate as mid-term elections are coming closer. However, currency fluctuations and higher expenditure for original programming might prove to be a drag.  Shares have underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis." (10/26/2018)
  • 4. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We are confident in Mr. Ianniello’s capability to direct the operations of CBS. He has been a close partner of Mr. Moonves and actively involved in all of the key initiatives that have defined CBS in recent years. Mr. Moonves and Mr. Ianniello are both strong and decisive personalities with exceptional drive and motivation. Mr. Moonves also has had a reputation as having exceptional creative skills and instincts. Together, they outlined a multi‐year strategy at an Investor Day a few years ago that continues to be the CBS playbook. Mr. Ianniello is a long‐ tenured member of management and has a highly accomplished track record as COO and CFO of CBS. During this period, the company has transformed its revenue mix, reducing its ad related volatility while growing its stable retransmission and syndication revenues." (9/10/2018)
  • 5. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We continue to value CBS stock at $64 on a YE2018 basis and rate it Hold. CBS reported revenue of $3.9bn for 4Q17, +11% vs. the year-ago period, with adjusted operating income of $739mm and a 19% margin as well as adjusted EPS of $1.20. We forecast +6% revenue growth and $757mm of OI, or 20% margins, with an EPS of $1.15 vs. StreetAccount consensus of +5% revenue growth, $737mm of OI and EPS of $1.14 Revenues were up most at the Entertainment segment, rising +18% on slightly higher margins. Cable networks rose by +9% and Publishing was up by +12% while Local Media was down -14%, largely because of the absence of political advertising. Across the company, non-advertising activities were responsible for more than all of the growth in the quarter, as advertising was down by -3% despite the inclusion of the newly acquired Australia’s Ten Network." (2/16/2018)

Has CBS been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about CBS stock have been trending neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. CBS earned a news sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the media conglomerate a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of CBS's key competitors?

Who are CBS's key executives?

CBS's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Joseph R. Ianniello, Pres & Acting CEO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Lawrence P. Tu, Sr. EVP & Chief Legal Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. Anthony G. Ambrosio, Consultant (Age 57)
  • Ms. Jo Ann Ross, Pres of Sales & Chief Advter. Revenue Officer
  • Mr. Adam R. Townsend, Exec. VP, Corp. Fin. & Investor Relations (Age 45)

Who are CBS's major shareholders?

CBS's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Capital Research Global Investors (8.76%), Capital World Investors (6.39%), Capital International Investors (1.07%), TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC (1.05%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.86%) and Sound Shore Management Inc. CT (0.78%). Company insiders that own CBS stock include Anthony G Ambrosio, Arnold Kopelson, Bruce S Gordon, Charles K Gifford, Eugene Beukman, Gil D Schwartz, Jonathan Anschell, Joseph R Ianniello, Lawrence Tu and Leslie Moonves. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CBS.

Which major investors are selling CBS stock?

CBS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Sound Shore Management Inc. CT, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Credit Suisse AG, American Century Companies Inc. and State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. Company insiders that have sold CBS company stock in the last year include Anthony G Ambrosio, Gil D Schwartz, Jonathan Anschell, Joseph R Ianniello and Leslie Moonves. View Insider Buying and Selling for CBS.

Which major investors are buying CBS stock?

CBS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, Capital International Investors, Victory Capital Management Inc., Capital Guardian Trust Co., Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD., First Republic Investment Management Inc., Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. and Jennison Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for CBS.

How do I buy shares of CBS?

Shares of CBS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is CBS's stock price today?

One share of CBS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.66.

How big of a company is CBS?

CBS has a market capitalization of $19.13 billion and generates $13.69 billion in revenue each year. The media conglomerate earns $357 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.19 on an earnings per share basis. CBS employs 12,700 workers across the globe.

What is CBS's official website?

The official website for CBS is http://www.cbscorporation.com.

How can I contact CBS?

CBS's mailing address is 51 WEST 52ND STREET 35TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10019. The media conglomerate can be reached via phone at 212-975-4321 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for CBS (NYSE CBS)

Community Ranking:  3.5 out of 5 (star star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  1,256 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  523 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,779
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CBS and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CBS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CBS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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